Transportation Funding to Connect Cape School Children to the Arts

October 16, 2019 (Hyannis, MA)- The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) is now providing grants up to $250 each to help Barnstable County schools serving grades K-12 with transportation costs associated with student cultural field trips. This program is a branch of AFCC Access, which provides funding for underserved Cape Cod youth ages 7-17 to participate in extracurricular arts programming.

AFCC Access was launched in the fall of 2018 and has since benefitted many Cape Cod students. “For years, we’ve seen transportation as a barrier to the arts for many students. By providing schools with these funds, we hope to reach as many Cape Cod students as possible while making arts and cultural experiences an integral part of their education,” says AFCC Executive Director Julie Wake.

Field trips must be in the arts, sciences, or humanities and may take place on or off Cape Cod. Examples of qualifying trips include art and science museums; historic sites; and music, theater, and dance performances.

Any Barnstable County school, public, private, or charter, is welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. To learn more about AFCC Access or to apply for funding, visit

About the AFCC

The AFCC’s mission is to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod. It fulfills its mission by funding grants, fellowships, and scholarships; by advocating for more awareness on the impact the Cape’s creative economy has on our region and beyond; and by building a strong arts community network through membership.